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Army Nurse Corps Home > Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee: Founder of the Army Nurse Corps

Additional material regarding Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee may be found in the Anita Newcomb McGee papers, the Simon Newcomb Papers, and the Clara Barton Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Record Group 112, Office of the Surgeon General (Entry 201), at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) may also be helpful.

Important papers on the Spanish-American War (File 900.2, 900.3) are located at the Headquarters of the American National Red Cross in Washington, D.C. Her testimony related to the Spanish-American War is found in U.S. Senate Document, Series 3865, XXIII, no. 221, Vol. VII 56 Congress, 1st Session (1899-1900), pp. 3168-81.

Her informative articles, “Department of Army Nursing,” may be found in Trained Nurse and Hospital Review, 1898-1901.

American Monthly Magazine published her reports of DAR activity in February 1895, September and December 1898, September 1899, and February 1900.

Science, 29 March 1889, pp. 240-242, contains her report of “The Women’s Anthropological Society of America.”

Additional sources relating to Dr. McGee include:

  • "Extracts From an Article Entitled, 'Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee and What she has done for the Nursing Profession,” The Army Medical Bulletin ,  Number 41 (1 October 1937), pp. 54-63.
  • Dita H. Kinney, “Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee and What she has done for the Nursing Profession,” in Trained Nurse and Hospital Review, March 1901, pp. 131-34.
  • Emma R. McGee, Life of WJ McGee (1915).
  • Florence E. Oblensky, "Anita Newcomb McGee, M.D. (4 Nov. 1864-5 Oct. 1940),"  Military Medicine, 113,  5: 397-400.
  • Brief biographies may be found in National Cyclopedia. American Biography, p. 350.
  • American Men of Science (6th ed., 1938).
  • Notable American Women, 1607-1950, Volume H.
  • Obituaries in the Washington Post, 6 and 8October 1940; Washington Star, "Anita Newcomb McGee," 6 October 1940; and Trained Nurse, November  1940.

References to her may be found in:

  • Davies, Patriotism on Parade (1955)
  • Dock, et al., History of American Red Cross Nursing (1922).
  • Dulles, The American Red Cross: A History (1950).
  • Kernodle, The Red Cross Nurse in Action, 1882-1948 (1940).